There are currently nine members of staff at Social Firms UK.
Sally Reynolds, CEO Social Firms UK – Sally is a co-founder of Social Firms UK and has been Chief Executive since January 2004. With a private sector background in marketing and PR, Sally previously worked for Surrey Oaklands NHS Trust where she developed the marketing activities of the Trust's training and employment services for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. As someone who is dedicated to raising the profile of Social Firms as a solution to employment creation for people at a severe disadvantage in the labour market, Sally is constantly lobbying for support of the model, travelling the world and sharing her expertise with a wide range of groups, organisations and politicians. She is a Council member of the Social Enterprise Coalition, Secretary General of Social Firms Europe CEFEC and on the board of ENSIE (European Network of Social Integration Enterprises), on the board of partners Social Firms Wales and Social Firms Scotland and several Social Firm companies including Chair of Travel Matters and Netherne Printing Services. She’s on the CREATE Consortium lobbying for adoption of the Community Allowance, is a non-executive director for REalliance, an RSA Fellow, Full Member of ACEVO and BAP Fellow and board member. Most recently she’s been working to link the Social Firm sector with the private and corporate sectors through an initiative called ‘Double Impact’ and Corporate Membership scheme.
Sara McGinley joined Social Firms UK in November 2009 as Marketing & Communications Manager. Sara has a media and agency background and spent the 5 years previous to Social Firms UK as Business Development Manager for Yell. Prior to that she was Head of Sales & Marketing at CareandHealth.
Di Cunliffe joined Social Firms UK as Policy Officer in October 2007. Previously, Di worked in a range of central government departments developing policy on anti-discrimination law and co-ordinating the different aspects of equality policy across Government. She has a grounding in the employment and training matters developed through work in job centres, and administering government training and job creation programmes.
Tom Gaule joined Social Firms UK in October 2009 as the Membership Officer. Following many years in the private sector Tom has a background in international trade, involving both the physical movement of goods and dealing with customs regulations, standing as a committee member on the Southern Region Branch of the Institute of Export. As well as this Tom has been involved in a number of software system and procedural implementations, including trade controls within the USA and closer to home, Patient Safety, within the NHS.
Sandra King joined Social Firms UK in March 2011 as Financial Controller. Sandra has many years accounting experience in the private sector, having been trained in public practice and also worked in industry. From other voluntary roles undertaken, Sandra has gleaned valuable knowledge and experience relating to charities. Sandra is thrilled to be part of a team with a vision to support and facilitate business enterprises which seek to employ and empower severely disadvantaged people.
Theresa Belton, Accounts Assistant, started with Social Firms UK in February 2004. Working part-time, her main responsibilities include assisting the Finance Manager.
Temi Odesanya joined Social Firms UK as the Marketing Assistant in March 2010. Temi graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc (Social Sciences) in Politics and International Relations in 2007 and spent the next two and a half years in procurement for a global engineering company, first as Procurement Assistant, then as the Expediter. Temi is very interested in Social Firms, social enterprise and youth social entrepreneurship and has been involved in a volunteer project with Live UnLtd researching the barriers young social entrepreneurs face.
Carly Malling joined Social Firms UK in November 2011 as Business Development Associate as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Middlesex University and Social Firms UK. Carly left Southampton University in September 2011, having completed an MSc in Strategic Entrepreneurship after graduating in 2010 with a degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. Carly has a keen interest in the social enterprise sector with a particular interest in student and graduate social enterprise
Kathy Baker is Project Manager for Social Firms UK and, in this role, is called in to run/lead on distinct pieces of project work as and when required. Up to the end of October 2010 she held the role of Quality Development Manager, within which she completed two major mapping exercises of the Social Firm sector and successfully developed, piloted and launched the independently verified Star Social Firm quality standard
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